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Fine ceramics on display and sale here
POTober is a 3-day smorgasbord of ceramic arts workshops, all under the one roof.

Photo: Jill Archibald

Here, you will be able to learn from the best ceramicists from around Australia and India.

Everyone is welcome, including beginners and workshops cater to all levels.

It will be held on 28th to 30th September 2018, at the North Metropolitan TAFE, Aberdeen Street, Northbridge. The event is organised by Cher Shakleton of Ceramic Arts WA and the program includes the following workshops:

Kasirajan Subbaiah will be building a 2 metre high horse.

Stuart McKay will be building a small kiln made from a stainless steel pipe. Stuart will also be firing his own small kiln and all visitors will have a chance to bring in a small cup to put into one of the firings.

Nanna Bayer will be demonstrating Nerikomi, using porcelain.

Wikipedia explains Nerikomi as being "a contemporary Japanese term for marbling ceramic techniques".

There was a lot of this about from about 19781995.

Zsolt Faludi will be wheel throwing (a term used in ceramics for shaping) and altering forms.

Melanie Jayne will be slip casting her unique forms. Slip casting is when a liquid clay body slip is poured into plaster moulds and allowed to form a layer, known as the cast, on the inside walls of the mould.

Bela Kotai will be talking to you about the connection between music and clay. Bela will also demonstrate coil and throw making a large form.

Greg Crowe will be making marks on large thrown platters and bowls.

There will also be some short sessions, and these will include:

Nathan Bray will be talking all about kilns.

Robyn Varpins will be hand-building.

Elaine Bradley will be printing on clay.

Ursula Pagels will be demonstrating Ikebana. Ikebana is, of course, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

As well as all these above displays and workshop, there will also be a demonstrator and a delegates exhibition.

The Pot Market will be on again, and here you will be able to buy and sell your pots.

For more information please contact Cher Shackleton on mobile: 0408 904 271, or email her on:

The Ceramic Arts Association, or CAAWA, was established in 1993. It is a not for profit organisation run by members aiming to promote all aspects of handmade pottery and ceramic sculpture.

Cher is a ceramics lecturer at North Metropolitan TAFE. She is also the president of the Ceramic Arts Association of WA. Cher's motto is "he who rests, rusts".

Cher classifies herself as a self-employed wood/soda firer and does some exquisite pieces of ceramics. Cher has been potting for over 30 years now.

Please note: The images in this article are not necessarily those that will be at this POTober.

So, whether you are interested in ceramics, or if you just want to see the creative work that will be on display and for sale, make a note of this date.
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Why? For a ceramics display and sale
When: 28th to 30th September, 2018
Where: NorthMetropolitan TAFE, Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
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